• Change Containers from Files to Interactive Content in an Instant

    By Daniel Wood, 21 April 2015

    How do you turn a File in a container into interactive content? If the contents was inserted using "Insert File" then in the past your only option has been to export and re-import it as an interactive stream such as image, pdf or audio/video.  In this article we introduce an elegantly simple single step method to turn all of your old File based containers into beautiful interactive machines in an instant!

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  • Integrating FileMaker with Xero

    By Stuart Woodhouse, 18 February 2015

    Xero remains the number one piece of software our clients want their FileMaker solution integrated with.

    This has been the case for nearly five years now, but what we are finding is that clients are keen to integrate FileMaker and Xero in different ways, and for different business reasons.

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  • What I've learnt about FileMaker WebDirect

    By Stuart Woodhouse, 17 February 2015

    Okay I’m an account manager so please don’t hold your breathe for any technical wonderments in this article. What you will read is what we have experienced in terms of developing FileMaker WebDirect solutions.

    We have been lucky to work with two clients over the last few months where we have developed WebDirect solutions (we also have another three WD projects on the go).

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  • FileMaker announces the end of support for FileMaker 11

    By Craig Saunders, 2 February 2015

    At the end of last year FileMaker Inc announced the end of support for FileMaker 11 - that doesn't mean it will stop working, but it does mean they will no longer be doing updates such as bug fixes, compatibility and security patches.

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  • FileMaker to Xero Plugin

    By Stuart Woodhouse, 16 January 2015

    Bringing together our love of FileMaker and Xero was always going to be a natural fit for Digital Fusion. We use Xero ourselves and when we come across clients using FileMaker and Xero we get excited, its a brilliant combination of running a business.

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  • Unlocking Hidden Error Messages in the ExecuteSQL Function

    By Daniel Wood, 7 January 2015

    The ExecuteSQL function introduced in version 12 is a powerful tool for querying your database in a contextless fashion. One of its limiting features is it's lack of debugging help when it comes to writing properly formed queries, with the function returning a "?" if you get something wrong.  Turns out there is more to that question mark than meets the eye and within the question mark contains some useful descriptive error messages.

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  • Designing and developing a 'Proof of Concept' using FileMaker

    By Stuart Woodhouse, 26 November 2014

    Over the past twelve months we have been approached by a number of clients to develop a solution as a proof of concept. What a client deems a proof of concept can sometimes vary but in essence it’s to develop a solution as a ‘minimum viable product’

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  • Announcing Custom D - our new web company!

    By Craig Saunders, 15 October 2014

    I'm absolutely thrilled to introduce "Custom D", a new business that we're creating to focus on building more engaging web sites and applications.

    Custom D is a brand new business spun out from the web team at Digital Fusion - it's the logical way to get a clearer and more powerful message out there about extent of our capabilities and experience.

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  • Proper Printing in WebDirect [Updated]

    By Daniel Wood, 15 August 2014

    FileMaker WebDirect is the exciting new replacement to Instant Web Publishing. With it you can access your database via a web browser and do *almost* all of the things that you can do in FileMaker Pro. However proper printing is not one of them. In this article we present a framework and example file for doing proper printing via WebDirect - from basic record printing to complex sub-summary reports and more...

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  • Creating New Records in a Portal With a Twist

    By James Currie, 24 July 2014

    A new feature that we have been using extensively in FileMaker 13 is the ability to conditionally show and hide objects. In this article we will talk about combining the creation of records in a portal row and the conditionally showing and hiding of objects. This will allow us to create a nicer way for users to create records.

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